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Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction 9th Edition

Howard Abadinsky

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Overview

Updated to include the latest data and research, Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary examination of all aspects of drug and alcohol use and misuse. The ninth edition draws from history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive single resource available. Topics range from drugs' impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the illegal drug business, and law enforcement; to the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse; to current concerns such as nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Also available: MindTap®.

Howard Abadinsky, St. Johns University

Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John's University. A graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, he has an MSW from Fordham University and a PhD in sociology from New York University. Prior to entering academia, he was a New York State Parole Officer and Senior Parole Officer and a Cook County, Illinois, Deputy Sheriff/Inspector. He was a consultant to the President's Commission on Organized Crime and founder of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. Dr. Abadinsky is the author of several books, including THE CRIMINAL ELITE: ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL CRIME; PROBATION AND PAROLE: THEORY AND PRACTICE; and LAW, COURTS, AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA.

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  • Equipping students with a thorough overview and solid understanding of the subject matter, DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition delivers current, informative, and balanced coverage of the history, policy, and theories of drug use.

Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface.
1. An Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse.
2. History of Drug Use and Drug Legislation.
3. The Biology of Psychoactive Substances.
4. Stimulants.
5. Depressants.
6. Hallucinogens, Marijuana, Inhalants, and Prescription Drugs.
7. Psychology and Sociology of Drug Use.
8. Preventing and Treating Drug Use.
9. The Drug Business.
10. Drug Laws and Law Enforcement.
11. United States Drug Policy.
12. Global Drug Policy.
Glossary.
References.

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